Nottingham Forest chose not to sign Max Lowe in the summer and now he’s top of the Championship charts in one aspect. The Sheffield United player has earned a reprieve at Bramall Lane after being sent out on loan by Slavisa Jokanovic in August 2021.
Lowe became an integral part of the Forest team last season; although he did pick up two pretty nasty injuries during his time at the club. Now, Who Scored show him at the top of the charts when it comes to making the most tackles per game.
The 25-year-old has started to shine under Paul Heckingbottom this season. The Blades are well on course for a return to the Premier League and the left-back has made 20 appearances for the South Yorkshire-based rivals of Forest.
Lowe signed on loan from United when the club were bottom of the Championship. He was on the bench in Chris Hughton’s last away game against Derby but then got himself into the team when Steve Cooper was handed the job.
The man who came through the academy at Pride Park made 23 appearances for Forest last season. His final outing came as a substitute during the Play-Off Final against Huddersfield at Wembley.
Lowe top of the Championship charts after Forest didn’t sign him
In fairness to Forest, they had bigger fish to fry in the Premier League. Lowe injured his groin twice last season and clearly, there were some doubts over that when it came to choosing whether to sign him or not.
The defender has kicked on in recent months though. He’s now a regular in the team under Heckingbottom and Who Scored claims he’s making on average 3.2 tackles per game – more than any other player in the division.
Lowe always gave his all during his time at Forest. His injury problems hampered him from gaining consistency and rhythm but he did prove to be a very successful loan signing.
Forest will hope that Lowe isn’t swapping places with Forest in the Premier League. The Blades look destined to be going up but right now, the Reds’ situation could be better.
Lowe is one of the best left-backs in the division right now. When it comes to tackles per game, nobody is currently performing better than the man who spent last season on loan with Forest.